Summary: I found the router of my dreams - wireless, 3 ports, plus a print server, plus a $50 rebate. This was one of those things that sounded too good to be true - unfortunately, it was. When I first fired it up, everything ran great - wired and wireless (D-link DWL 120 and Orinoco Gold PC card). I was very excited and dismantled my existing Linksys router and add-on hub. My mistake b/c 30 minutes later, the router lost its wireless signal. The wired signal was solid though.
Summary: hey the router you sold me, in the description sais to be working but im trying to set it up and doesnt want to do anything.... also one of the antennas is broken and a yellow bulb that sais m1 doesnt stop lighting.... sorry for my english.. im dominican, dont speak english so much... hope you understand.. note.
Encryption never worked - Unit completely died in a few days
David A. Straight, Amazon
1 December 2002
Summary: I have a Compaq Presario 1800 Laptop running Windows ME and a cable modem. My ISP is Charter Pipeline and provides the simplest means for connecting to the internet (I don't have to supply any kind of MAC address to my ISP, there is no need to supply a host name, and they assign you an IP address dynamically). My network interface card (NIC) is also made by D-Link; it is the DWL-650. I also have an HP LaserJet 1200 connected to the parallel port of the DI-713p.
Summary: I bought this wireless router and Dlink wireless card for my laptop two days ago - it goes back today. First off, I have XP on pc and XP pro on laptop. I am tech savvy enough to connect a home network and resolve most issues on my own. With that said.. at first the wireless card worked well with laptop and router seemed to be configured just fine for host pc (wired to router). It was plug and play at first - XP makes it easy that way. Then...
Summary: The D-LINK 713P worked for about 10 days and then the connectivity dropped every day progressively till it finally stopped working. I have an Orinoco Gold Card and can no longer connect to the 713P even when sitting right next to it. I have tried connecting with a Linksys card with no luck. Calls to DLINK are fustrating to say the least. As far as they are concerned the problems are related to the fact that I do not have a DLINK card.
Summary: After the good reviews this product received in August 2001 from Mobile Computing, I purchased one. In the first six weeks, it required frequent reboots, probably from its weak firewall capabilities. Finally, it just stopped working entirely and couldn't be reached by ethernet or over the serial port via a null modem cable. The replacement unit did the same thing in about 2 months. D-Link technical support is extremely unresponsive.
Summary: Despite 10 hours of work, I was unable to get this unit to work. I followed all of the advice that other reviewers posted - upgraded the driver/firmware, rebooted the router/system, etc. Nothing. I have a laptop that connects to a wireless network at my office and its WAN monitor utility showed an erratic signal strength coming from the DI-713P.
Summary: Same problem as other people here have stated. Worked some what for the first two weeks, though my connection to one of my computers constantly dropped off. Now the unit is locked up and doesnt function at all. Customer support? LOL - Documentation lacking...
Summary: Customer service was generally not helpful. For one thing, they do not seem to have a checklist or any kind of strong customer database to systematically walk you through steps to solve your problem. Dlink customer service also seemed to have several trainees when I called, and supervisors seemed unwilling to step in more quickly when these trainees floundered.